On March 6, 2015, CBAM’s Medical Director Dr. Keith Heinzerling presented “Beyond SBIRT: Integrating Addiction Medicine into Primary Care” at the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County 14th Annual Health Care Symposium. In this presentation, Dr. Heinzerling spoke about a clinical trial (NCT01810159) he is collaborating on, along with Primary Investigator Kate Watkins, MD.

Most individuals with opiate and alcohol-use disorders do not receive treatment. Entitled “Integrated Collaborative Care for Substance Use Disorders” or “SUMMIT,” this study takes place at the Venice Family Clinic in Santa Monica and seeks to evaluate different strategies to deliver treatments for opiate and alcohol-use disorders in primary care settings, which are ideal settings because doctors are present to prescribe FDA approved medications to treat these disorders.

For a copy of Dr. Heinzerling’s presentation, click here.

For more information about the SUMMIT study, click here.


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